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G 3.1 covers perceivability as well as understandability

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Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 18:13:27 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Masahiro Hori
Email: horim@res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp
Affiliation: Kansai University
Document: UW
Item Number: Understanding Guideline 3.1 
Part of Item: Intent
Comment Type: editorial
Summary of Issue: G 3.1 covers perceivability as well as understandability 
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
This guideline is concerned with a process of making information available for understanding. That requires to present information to users in ways they can perceive (\"in a way they can read\" in the context of this guideline), which is intended by Principle 1 (as explained in Introduction to Understanding WCAG 2.0). Guideline 3.1 thus overly includes criteria to be covered by another guideline under Principle 1. 



Proposed Change:
Guideline 3.1 should be divided into two. One is \"Readable: Make text content available for understanding\" (including success criteria 3.1.1, 3.1.2, and 3.1.6 because these criteria are not concerned with the meaning in itself), which is to be put under Principle 1.  



Another is \"Complementary text: Make unusual text understandable\" (including success criteria 3.1.3, 3.1.4, and 3.1.5 because these criteria are concerned with the meaning) that should remain under Principle 3. 
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